Nonsurgical spinal decompression is a type of motorized traction that may help relieve back pain. Spinal decompression works by gently stretching the spine. That changes the force and position of the spine. This change takes pressure off the spinal disks, which are gel-like cushions between the bones in your spine, by creating negative pressure in the disc. As a result, bulging or herniated disks may retract, taking pressure off nerves and other structures in your spine. This in turn, helps promote movement of water, oxygen, and nutrient-rich fluids into the disks so they can heal.
Conditions Managed with Spinal Decompression
- Back or neck pain.
- Bulging or herniated disks.
- Degenerative disk disease.
- Injured or diseased spinal nerve roots (called radiculopathy)
- Sciatica (pain, weakness, or tingling that extends down the leg)
- Spinal stenosis.
Benefits of Spinal Decompression
- Hydrate your disk by pumping fluid back into the spine.
- Creates a super traction in the disc which pumps the disc back up with water
- Heals disc bulges or disc herniation
- Creates a negative pressure inside the disc like a vacuum which pulls water and minerals into the disc space
- Puts motion in the spine